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Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4051019
  • Report
  • October 2021
  • Region: Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Papua New Guinea
  • 89 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
The Mobile Market in Papua New Guinea Has Enormous Growth Potential

PNG’s telecom sector shifts with Telstra acquisition

The Australian government has been keen to promote itself in the region as part of wider efforts to provide a counterweight to China and to Chinese telcos and vendors. This has had some results thus far, with the government in 2017 having largely financed the Coral Sea Cable linking Australia with PNG and the Solomon Islands. Vocus secured the contract to build the system, neatly addressing the security concerns over the initial choice of Huawei being involved in the cable project.

In mid-2021 the Australian government pressed Telstra to acquire Digicel Pacific, including the latter’s units in Fiji, Nauru, PNG, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu. The $1.6 billion deal was agreed in the following October, with Telstra to contribute $270 million and the Australia government making a $1.33 billion contribution via Export Finance Australia (EFA).

 

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Key statisticsCountry overview
COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market
  • Market analysis

Regulatory environment
  • Historical overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Fixed-line developments
  • Mobile market developments

Mobile market
  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Mobile broadband
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile content and applications
  • Mobile handsets

Fixed-line broadband market
  • Introduction and statistical overview
  • Internet Exchange Point (IXP)

Digital Economy
Fixed network operators
  • Kumul Telikom Holdings Company

Telecommunications infrastructure
  • National telecom network
  • National Transmission Network (NTN)

Appendix Historic dataGlossary of abbreviationsRelated reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Papua New Guinea 2021 (e)
Table 2 Evolution of GDP in PNG 2014-2022
Table 3 Telecom sector development goals 2010; 2015; 2020; 2025; 2030
Table 4 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 5 Percentage of mobile connections by technology 2018; 2025
Table 6 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012-2026
Table 7 Mobile operators' market share of subscribers 2014; 2016; June 2018
Table 8 Digitec group financial data (FJD million) 2019-2020
Table 9 Digicel PNG mobile subscribers 2014-2018
Table 10 Internet users and penetration 2008-2020
Table 11 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 12 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Table 13 International bandwidth 2010-2017
Table 14 Historic Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995-2008
Table 15 Historic - International bandwidth 2004-2009
Table 16 Historic - Digicel PNG and Digicel Group revenue 6M 2015; 2016
Table 17 Historic - Bmobile mobile subscribers 2014-2016
List of Charts
Chart 1 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 2 Percentage of mobile connections by technology 2018; 2025
Chart 3 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012-2026
Chart 4 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 5 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Map of Papua New Guinea
Exhibit 2 Privatisation of Telikom PNG historic overview
Exhibit 3 Papua New Guinea - Mobile operators and technology used
Exhibit 4 Kumul Telikom (Telecom) Holdings
Exhibit 5 VSAT connects remote Manus Islands
Exhibit 6 Major submarine cables with landing points in Papua New Guinea 2020
Exhibit 7 The laying of APNG-2 a recycled submarine cable
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